The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon in the Twentieth Century


The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon in the Twentieth Century

TitleThe Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon in the Twentieth Century
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsReynolds, Noel B.
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
Volume38
Issue2
Pagination6-47
KeywordsDevotional; Ezra T. Benson; Increase
Abstract

In his landmark conference addresses in 1986, President Benson repeatedly cited the Doctrine and Covenants and reiterated his long-standing belief that the Church was under condemnation for taking the Book of Mormon too lightly. He also announced that "the Lord has revealed the need to reemphasize the Book of Mormon." Latter-day Saints responded with an enormous and passionate effort to fully utilize the Nephite record. Such fervor did not always exist.